Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness / Edition 1
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Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness / Edition 1

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by Jay Neugeboren
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520228758

ISBN-13: 9780520228757

Pub. Date: 05/16/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

In Imagining Robert, Jay Neugeboren told the sad, deeply personal, often harrowing story of one man and one family's struggle with chronic mental illness. Now, he presents an overview of the entire field: a clear-eyed, articulate, comprehensive survey of our mental health care system's shortcomings and of new, effective, proven approaches that make real

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In Imagining Robert, Jay Neugeboren told the sad, deeply personal, often harrowing story of one man and one family's struggle with chronic mental illness. Now, he presents an overview of the entire field: a clear-eyed, articulate, comprehensive survey of our mental health care system's shortcomings and of new, effective, proven approaches that make real differences in the lives of millions of Americans afflicted with severe mental illness. A book for general readers and professionals alike, Transforming Madness is at once a critique, a message of hope and recovery, and a call to action. Filled with dramatic stories, it shows us the many ways in which people who have suffered the long-term ravages of psychiatric disorders have reclaimed full and viable lives.

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ISBN-13:
9780520228757
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/16/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1It's Safe Here1
2The Psychiatric Diaspora29
3Travels with Moe57
4Give Robert Back His Teeth!89
5Expert Consensus Guidelines111
6Degrees of Discordancy133
7Respite173
8Moving Beyond Disability205
9Approaches to the Mind243
10Pathways to Recovery285
Epilogue: Intimations of Possibility327
Acknowledgments353
A Note on Sources359
Index384

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Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I just finished reading this wonderful book. It has so many insights into what it is like for people living and coping with mental illness. If someone reads this book, they would begin to understand the humanity of people living and recovering from mental illness. One of the great things about this book is that it shows that people can have mental illness and the hell that goes with it and can recover, that recovery is possible. Mental illness is presented as something that can absolutely be transformed and recovered from and people can live in the 'real' world again and lead interesting and meaningful lives even as they have had mental illness. I loved this book. I found sections of it to be very moving. Reading this book will help people not afflicted with mental illness to better understand those who are afflicted. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about or learning more about mental illness and how people who live with mental illness can recover.